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Greg Olsen | Tight End | #88

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/11/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 255
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (31) / CHI
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Greg Olsen caught 3-of-4 passes for 22 yards in Week 17 against the Bucs.
Olsen led the Panthers in receiving for the fourth straight year. He finished with a 80/1,073/3 line, becoming the first tight end in history with 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. Olsen saw a big drop in his touchdowns with the return of Kelvin Benjamin. That should change if Cam Newton rebounds after a career-worst year. Olsen is locked in as a top-five tight end for 2017. Jan 1 - 5:30 PM

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Greg Olsen (elbow) is active for Week 17 against the Bucs.

Olsen missed the final two series last week with his elbow injury, but was expected to play. He could see limited snaps in a meaningless game. The Panthers inactives are QB Derek Anderson, RB Cameron Artis-Payne, LB Luke Kuechly, DE Charles Johnson, LB Jeremy Cash, OT Dan France, and DT Paul Soliai.
Jan 1 - 11:50 AM

Greg Olsen (elbow) is questionable for Week 17 against the Bucs.

He should play, but Olsen might see limited snaps like he did in Week 16.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 01:04:00 PM

Greg Olsen (elbow) did not practice Thursday.

Olsen also sat out Wednesday. The tight end played through his elbow issue last week, but with his record third consecutive 1,000-yard season already wrapped up, he could sit out the meaningless season finale. Olsen needs to get in some work Friday to have a shot.
Thu, Dec 29, 2016 12:34:00 PM

Greg Olsen (elbow) did not practice Wednesday.

Jonathan Stewart (foot) and Devin Funchess (knee) also sat out. With the Panthers having nothing to play for, it's unclear if, or how long, Olsen and Stewart will play in Week 17 against the Bucs. Olsen's snaps were limited in Week 16.
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 02:46:00 PM

Greg Olsen caught 6-of-12 targets for 59 yards in the Panthers' Week 16 loss to the Falcons.

It was not a great game for Olsen, but he will still remember this one fondly. With a 17-yard catch in the second quarter, Olsen became the first tight end in NFL history to record 1,000 receiving yards in three consecutive seasons. Only two tight ends – Tony Gonzalez and Jason Witten – have ever recorded four 1,000-yard seasons in their career. Olsen should have a good shot to make it four in a row next season. He will be a solid TE1 to close out this year next week in Tampa Bay.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 04:35:00 PM

Greg Olsen (elbow) was not listed on the final injury report.

Olsen sat out the first two days of practice this week, but he was never expected to sit. He got in a full practice Friday and was not listed on the final report. In a great matchup against the Falcons, Olsen is a top-five option at tight end.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 04:12:00 PM

Greg Olsen (elbow) was officially "DNP" on Thursday, but the Charlotte Observer "fully expects" him to play against the Falcons.

Coach Ron Rivera said the same thing. Coming off the Monday night game, the Panthers are simply resting Olsen during an exceptionally-short week. Revived the past two weeks, Olsen is arguably the No. 1 tight end for finals week.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 01:43:00 PM

Greg Olsen (elbow) returned to practice on Thursday.

That should put to rest any concern about him missing Week 16. Olsen leads all tight ends in receiving yards this year and will be a no-brainer TE1 Saturday against the Falcons. He snagged six catches for 76 yards and a touchdown when these teams squared off in Week 4.
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 12:05:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he isn't concerned about Greg Olsen's (elbow) status for Week 16.

Neither are we. Olsen sat out practice on Wednesday but we're guessing it was more of a maintenance day coming off the Monday night game. There might be some concern if Olsen is a DNP again Thursday, but all signs point to him suiting up Saturday at home against Atlanta. Olsen has averaged 86 yards over his last two outings and should be a top-five option at tight end this week.
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 05:06:00 PM

Greg Olsen (elbow) is not practicing Wednesday.

Olsen suffered the injury late in Monday night's win over the Redskins. He was scheduled to visit a specialist on Tuesday, but there haven't been any updates. For now, expect Olsen to ultimately play against the Falcons.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 01:39:00 PM

Greg Olsen suffered an elbow injury late in Monday night's Week 15 win over the Redskins.

He missed most of the final two series of the win after taking a shot to his elbow. For now, it doesn't sound like it's anything serious. Despite several down games over the past two months, Olsen is eight yards away from 1,000 for the season. He leads all tight ends in targets and yards through Week 15.
Source: ESPN.com
Wed, Dec 21, 2016 12:31:00 PM

Greg Olsen caught 6-of-9 targets for 85 yards in the Panthers' Week 15 win over the Redskins.

After a dreadful Weeks 8-13, Olsen has posted back-to-back games of 87 and 85 yards. It'd be nice if he found the end zone again, but fantasy owners will take the solid floor of points. Olsen snuck free for a 31-yard catch on the Panthers' first pass of the game, as there didn't seem to be a Redskins defender in the area. He later had another long catch down the middle with both plays accounting for much of his damage. Olsen will be a surefire TE1 next week at home against the Falcons. He went 6-76-1 on 13 targets against them in Week 4.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 12:24:00 AM

Greg Olsen caught 4-of-7 targets for 87 yards in the Panthers' Week 14 win over the Chargers.

The yards were Olsen's most in seven games. He was a bright spot on a day where Cam Newton could complete just 10 passes. Olsen's stock has plummeted with Newton struggling, but he's still a volume-based TE1 with top-three weekly upside. The Redskins are not an imposing Week 15 matchup.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Greg Olsen caught 3-of-7 targets for 30 yards in Week 13 against Seattle.

Olsen's slump continued in a game Cam Newton completed 14 passes. He's now been held under 45 yards in four straight weeks. Olsen is due for some positive regression against the Chargers in Week 14.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 12:36:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
4Garrett Gilbert
RB1Jonathan Stewart
2Fozzy Whittaker
3Cameron Artis-Payne
4Jalen Simmons
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2Cameron Artis-Payne
3RB1Fozzy Whittaker
2Jonathan Stewart
FB1Darrel Young
2Devon Johnson
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Charles Johnson
3Russell Shepard
4Keyarris Garrett
WR21Devin Funchess
2Brenton Bersin
3Damiere Byrd
4Mose Frazier
5Kaelin Clay
WR31Brenton Bersin
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Scott Simonson
4Chris Manhertz
5Eric Wallace
LT1Matt Kalil
2Jordan Rigsbee
3Jake Rodgers
4Tyrus Thompson
LG1Andrew Norwell
2Chris Scott
3David Yankey
C1Ryan Kalil
2Gino Gradkowski
3Tyler Larsen
RG1Trai Turner
2Amini Silatolu
3Dan France
RT1Michael Oher
2Daryl Williams
3Blaine Clausell
4Pearce Slater
K1Graham Gano